Water storage in 91 major reservoirs 92.631 bcm

New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Water storage in India’s 91 major reservoirs was recorded at 92.631 billion cubic metres (bcm) on Thursday, an official statement said.

“The water storage available in 91 major reservoirs of the country as on September 17 was 92.631 bcm which is 59 percent of total storage capacity of these reservoirs,” said a water resources ministry statement.

This storage is 74 percent of the storage of corresponding period of last year and 77 percent of the storage of average of last ten years, it added.

The total storage capacity of these 91 reservoirs, which are monitored by the Central Water Commission (CWC), is 157.799 bcm.

Himachal Pradesh and Tripura recorded better storage than last year for corresponding period, the statement said.

States having lesser storage than last year for corresponding period were Punjab, Rajasthan, Jharkhand, Odisha, West Bengal, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu, it added.

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